Grosses

'American Sniper' Adds $18.3M on Second Friday, Continuing to Pursue More Box Office RecordsJanuary 24, 2015 02:40 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Warner Bros. reports American Sniper eased just 40 percent from last Friday to $18.33 million yesterday, easily holding onto first place. To date, the blockbuster war drama has earned $154.1 million domestically. BoxOffice projects a $65 million haul this weekend. Should that hold, it would be one of the top eight sophomore weekends in history (second only to Avatar and the original Spider-Man among non-sequels), and the biggest ever second weekend gross for a non-franchise movie -- topping The Passion of the Christ's $53.2 million second frame. Sniper is currently running 68 percent ahead of where Gravity stood at the same point, and is currently in line with the eight-day $153 million take posted by Passion in 2004. The Bradley Cooper-led, Clint Eastwood-helmed Oscar nominee should approach, if not cross, the $200 million domestic mark by the end of the weekend.

The Boy Next Door grabbed a solid $5.7 million in its first day on Friday. The Jennifer Lopez thriller is on target to bring in $15.7 million over its debut weekend, a positive start for the micro-budget flick.

The Wedding Ringer added $3.3 million yesterday, down 53 percent from its opening day last weekend. With $31.4 million in the bank through 8 days of release, BoxOffice projects a $10.9 million sophomore frame.

Paddington eased 44 percent from opening day last week to $2.6 million on Friday, giving the well-received animated adaptation a $30.3 million domestic total through eight days of release. BoxOffice projects $12.4 million for the weekend.

The Imitation Game tacked on another $1.92 million yesterday as it added another 414 theaters this weekend. The multiple Oscar nominee has tallied $55.4 million thus far. BoxOffice projects a $7.5 million weekend.

Unfortunately, the other two openers this weekend struggled to find an audience in a crowded marketplace. Mortdecai bowed to $1.47 million on Friday, setting it on a course for a $4.5 million weekend. Meanwhile, Strange Magic pulled $1.3 million on its first day and is expected to tally around $5 million for its opening weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, May. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fracture$508,311-6%2,4430$208$22,603,1242New Line
2Disturbia$496,001-10%3,04732$163$53,700,7183Paramount / DreamWorks
3Next$462,973-13%2,725--$170$8,663,1431Paramount
4Hot Fuzz$372,959-6%1,272447$293$13,789,7462Rogue
5The Invisible$353,035-15%2,019--$175$8,911,8801Disney
6Blades of Glory$318,072-5%3,056-403$104$109,037,5155Paramount / DreamWorks
7Vacancy$292,154-11%2,5510$115$14,721,1532Sony / Screen Gems
8The Condemned (2007)$266,494-16%2,310--$115$4,708,8251Lionsgate
9Meet the Robinsons$235,8881%2,461-542$96$89,068,6065Disney
10In the Land of Women$192,453-6%2,1550$89$9,140,2542Warner Bros.